8.30 am Sunday Juniors ;
With nowhere near the wind strengths of the previous weekend we had a good turnout for this class with 14 sailors signing on for what was looking like a great session . Winds were out of basically the south at around 4 to 8 knots so yes it was a bit gusty at times catching people out like annabel who was learning to gybe after some practice on shore with me , ok she did go for the odd swim but she kept at it so well done . In the boys beside Jack one of our new sailors who after a rocky start to his sailing career has with both andrew and my help is really starting to look like a sailor so again well done Zack .So why did I say beside Jack well he just is so smooth and is starting to make it look easy even when he is helping new sailors which we know can be a challenge at times . We might even have a extra couple of Bic sailors in Laya and Lana as with dads permission we have offered them a try out in a real sail boat after the managed the club Taz on the day which is not an easy boat to sail . Our new class presenter in Ross is growing in confidence as well and even getting funnier in front of the class while still reminding them all about safety so again well done Roscoe !.
10.30 am Youth Training;
Well with a few sailors missing from this session in Taylah and Daniel ( family camping weekend ) we still had some keen sailors in Jade , Harvey , Joe and of course Ross , Guy was thinking of going out as he is currently doing a learn to sail course with Charlie but as the winds had come up a bit we decided no as he hasnt sailed in those wind speeds ( 8/12 knots ) . We did as usual have a briefing and again discussed barging and to my surprise they are all actually getting it so thats another box I can tic .As usual Ross was first out then the rest of the team with gybing first up around two buoys then we slowly set them all off ending up going around the yellow mark at the canal . While Jade and Ross basically cruised around each course , joe did struggle a bit upwind but to be fair his boat on the day was non turbo but he still went well but unfortunately we wont be seeing him again for a while as he has a sailing commitment at Syc as well plus lots of school work so for the short term sailing has to take second place .
Open Racing ;
With winds around 8 to 14 knots from the south we set our southerly course starting between ephriam and soverign whit A mark right down near the X at Runners and the B mark up the top of Soverign . The start was excellent and Jade out smarted everyone by port starting and even though the fleet was soon on her on starboard ( she was on port ) she tacked and was right up the front with the fleet . Greg slowly got out in front of Tom while Steve had to retire and until an unfortunate coming together between Ross and a sand bank he was holding down fourth do worry I dobbed him in to his dad so apparently there is going to be a sand pit with channel marks right at his door just to rub it in . I have to mention the weather as it rained the whole time we were out there anchored in the start boat but not everywhere else so Charlie and i were frozen by the end and then we had to pick up the marks ! so when did the rain stop well when we pulled up at the pontoon could have gone for a hot chocolate Kelly !
2021 Club Championship prize presentation is on Sunday the 14th of May at approximately 4.00 pm
First Aid Course ( CPR ) SATURDAY THE 7TH OF MAY AT 11.00AM
Mid Winter Cup 25th / 26th June
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